Okay this is going to be a proper go at a project log. All critique is welcomed and will be taken on board. I would especially love some suggestions on the fluff of the Chapter to pad it out a bit. That being said the basics I've come up with are below.
The Knights Valiant
The Knights Valiant’s history begins in the 39th Millenium during the Black Templars Donian Crusade. The Orks were swelling in the Donian Sector and the Black Templars were deployed in response to the growing treat.
A great Waaaaagh was gathering under a local Warboss known as Badgutz. Under his Leadership the Orks seemed particularly effective and Badgutz was single handedly responsible for slaying the Terminator Squad Gaius. The Emperor’s Champion Brother Tomas upon seeing this, fell into a deadly rage and beset upon Badgutz, the duel lasted several hours with neither combatant able to make an attack through the other’s defences. Eventually through tiredness Badutz slipped and let his guard down long enough for Brother Tomas to deliver a killing blow.
During the inspection of Badgutz’ body by the chapters Apothercaries, they found a strange technology inside the Orks’ vast skull. The technology was of non Ork origins and was disturbing for the Black Templars. The Data was sent back to Terra for further investigation along with an account of the Campaign.
The High Lords of Terra were extremely concerned by the data they received and sent word to create a new Chapter which would be responsible for hunting down and eliminating this threat. As a reward for his service during the Donian Campaign, Brother Tomas was given leadership of the new Chapter designated “Knights Valiant” and the Black Templars’ Gene stock was used for their creation.
Brother Tomas, now High Marshal Tomas took to the new Fortress-Monastery “The Emperor’s Sword” and following a residual signal which had been communicating with the device in the Orks skull started his and his Chapters long travel to the planet of Velbas IV.
Upon making planet fall the Marines were instantly set upon by Orks from all directions. After fierce fighting the Marines broke the back of the opposing force and advanced upon the greenskins stronghold. After days of fighting the Knights Valiant destroyed what remained of the Ork horde. The Apothecaries found yet more strange devices implanted inside the Orks bodies, the only clue being the residual signal transmitting from somewhere on the planet.
The Chapters Thunderhawks scoured the planet before they were attacked in lightning quick hit and runs by what appeared to be Dark Eldar void fighters. The Thunderhawks were outmanuevered and had to fall back to the Emperor’s Sword before taking further loses.
As the Chapter gathered for a retaliatory attack the signal they had been following disappeared long with any trace of the Dark Eldar.
Right here are below is a test shot of the livery and an idea as to how I'm going to make the Chapter appear.